RCC Milan San Remo Tribute: London to Hayling Island

La Classicissima. La Primavera. Cycling’s first Monument of the season, Milan San Remo, is the longest race in the UCI World tour at 291km. The ‘Sprinter’s Classic’ starts in the metropolitan centre of Milan before winding its way towards the coastal town of San Remo, a series of challenging climbs including the infamous Poggio are followed by a flat sprint finish along the Via Roma. To pay tribute to this one day epic riders from the Rapha Cycling Club rode 167km from central London to Hayling Island.

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RCC Spring Classics Tribute: A Fenlandrian Epic

The Spring Classics Season has begun. The storms are brewing, the winds are howling and the mud is ever present. Whilst the waifish GC men hide in altitude camps, those cyclists forged from granite come out to play on the cobbles and farmlands of Northern Europe. Cycling’s ‘hardmen’ have their moment in the sun (or more likely rain) with a few months of racing in Northern France and Flanders; racing in adverse conditions where only the toughest can triumph. To pay tribute to these early season races, fifty riders from the Rapha Cycling Club ventured to the flatlands of the Fens to ride 115km from Ely to Kings Lynn.

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